Fodor's Expert Review Owens' Restaurant
Family owned since 1946, this restaurant, housed in a replica of an early-19th-century Outer Banks Lifesaving Station, feels like dining in a nautical museum: classic clapboard construction, pine paneling, and walls of maritime artifacts. The traditional crab cakes are popular, and the 14-layer chocolate cake is a long-standing favorite.
7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, North Carolina 27959, USA
- Fresh-off-the-boat local seafood
- Filet mignon topped with lump crabmeat and asparagus with béarnaise sauce
- History as a Nags Head institution